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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L cam sensor VIN: JH4KA96542
hi all techs! need advice about this 3.5 acura. during replacement of the t belt ,we discovered a waxy black substance oozing down the front of the motor. it is coming from the vtc solenoid and the cam is not oil, it is a potting compound for these d...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Master cylinder VIN: JHMCB7663L
Hey guys...We got in a 1990 honda that had the brake booster and master cylinder replaced for hard pedal and leakage into booster. Currently we can not get the right front and left rear circuit to bleed properly. It seem as if there is very little flow out of ...
1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4S6CM58W2W
Crank, no start condition in customers driveway. Vehicle towed to shop. Inspected and found valve train not moving during start and assume timing belt. Tear down and install new water pump, idler, tensioner and lined up crankshaft. When attempting to align cam...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Alternator VIN: JHLRD18541
Hi everyone - this Honda CRV is causing us some problems. This vehicle came in for routine timing belt & accessory belt replacement. 3 days later the customer returned stating one of the belts were squealing. The noise wasn't a belt squeal but a whistling nois...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM85C73EX4
Hey there guys. I just wanted to know one thing before I start taking this baby apart. I've already seen the TSB for this code and followed the diagnostic tree. I've checked the DPS voltages, KEOF, bypass purge hoses and check again, done. Now I need to get to... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister Close Valve)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Temperature control VIN: JNKCV54E73
Dual air climate control functions are all normal except when commanding any temperature above 60 degrees farenheit. In other words, the air is cold when commanding 60 degrees but gets warm/hot at 61 degrees or higher. This is the same on the left side, right ...
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232V
Truck came back in here it has been 2 months ,from the last repair. It now has a Code PO 453 in it . In Mitchel OnDemand it says that there is no code Test for this problem. You can cancel the code and it will come back after the drive cycle. Trouble codes: P00, 453 (Evap pressure sensor High Input)
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8BH22F2T
When the vehicle starts there is very strong gasoline smell. Car idles normally, but lacks significant amount of power when driving. It feels like the exhaust system is clogged creating back pressure. After running the car for awhile, the catalytic converter t...
1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Code needed VIN: JM1NA3530T
The customer came in, he disconnected his battery thinking he would turn off the MIL and pass state inspection... WRONG! Now the radio is locked out and he does not have the code! I would prefer not to remove the radio. If I give the VIN can anybody find me th...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54H01
we then sent vehicle to dealer. mitsubishi had car for 4 months and came up with this...we need to replace the engine due to a variance in the crankshaft due to a rod knock. this is turn is telling the pcm to shut down injector to cylinder 1. going back to ori... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire detected), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected)
1983 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND01S1D
Hi I am posting this again because I may be going in the wrong direction. The MC solenoid in the carb. was broken, maybe even shorted and after this was fixed we had a signal at MC that we did not have before but at 2000 rpm this signal in not right. The Snap-...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D6R
Please bear with me. I am a Volvo tech trying to help a young lady from my church with this and am working in a driveway. The car was partial filled with a name brand gas and driven a short distance with the problem began. The engine will miss intermittantly a...
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4TGK12W5RU
I have an intermittently late 1-2 shift that seems worse when cold. It may not up-shift until 3,000 rpm unless manually shifted. The manual shift feels good but does not improve the automatic shift. If the throttle is goosed at 3,000 rpm the automatic shift wi...

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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
I Release the car it took 4 wecks to set the light agaain.I just have the call tow days ago and my customer is not worring now she is going to wait until she is going to emissions in few months. Thanks Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system small leak).
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6672Y
Thank you gentlemen for your responses and I agree that the aftermarket tune up items ie. dist, wires etc are the cause of the CYP code. Unfortunately the customer has not returned the car to me and drives it even though the engine goes into cut out at 3000 r... Trouble codes: 1381 (CYP sensor noise).
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7235X
thank all 5 of the people that offered a reply. as i stated in my original request, the decal for recall sc014(connectors at rear of intake/injector ground solder) was present(verified repair-ok-). labscope of ckp sensor at ecm looked ok(verified multiple time... Trouble codes: P0335.
1990 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1MS36P1M
Ok so the whole freakin problem was Incorrect firing order !!! Like I said I had the vehicle running a few times but it wasnt great . I put a new coil in because spark was barely jumppin a gap. But think happen was is that the employee let 3 other techs play w...
2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N6DD26SX2
We gave the customer the update and the option to persue PCV replacement.Because there was not a problem(just a maintenance item) they declined to replace until there is a problem. The vehicle IS NOT using oil and there is no blowby evident in the air cleaner....
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L no spark VIN: JS31TE21V9
Thanks everyone. Everyone had very useful help such as a history of ECMs at fault with spark control problems and poor ground connections. I was offered advise that proposed my customer had mismatched wiring harness/engine/control components. I do believe t...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L master cylinder VIN: 4TAWM72N0T
Thankyou to everyone who replied. Some techs said to make sure the booster hose was not collapseing on itself and cutting off vacuum, others said to check the on-way-check valve, and someone else said to check the fluid in the master to see if had been contam...
2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
Thanks to all who replied and sorry for the delay. I have not yet fixed this car, most suggested possible axle shaft problems which is where I will go next. I am waiting for the customer to decide. I did have one more thought, I will try driving on the highway...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L vsc VIN: 5TDZT38A72
Yes the lights are out and all systems are functional. ALLDATA ONLINE led me astray but you and several other contacts helped me 'SEE THE LIGHT". I thought Tom's suggestion was interesting but it did not pan out in this situation. I finally found TS...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Lighting VIN: 5TD2T34A83
We suspected the BCM all along regarding this problem, it appears to have gotten wet. Per customers request and I know this is a little unusual but we ran a wire from the light relay to the ignition switch. Now with the ign switch on she has lights, key off ...
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